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Launch of the World Bank Report: The Fast Track to New Skills

September 29, 2021



The event will start at 12 pm (U.S. Eastern Time)

HOW CAN I JOIN THE CONVERSATION?: The webcast will be available on the day of the event on this website.

Interested in finding out what new skills will be needed in a post-pandemic job market?

Mark your calendars to join the presentation and discussion of a ground- breaking report on short-term studies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The report The Fast Track to New Skills: Short-Cycle Higher Education Programs in Latin America and the Caribbean looks at the many benefits offered by these  programs, such as higher graduation rates, salaries and employability, and describes how they provide the necessary skills for the jobs of tomorrow. 

Longer term, these programs can also help reduce unemployment and promote equity and inclusion,  goals that have become paramount following the devastating social and economic impacts caused by the pandemic. 

Short-term or short-cycle studies cannot longer be seen as a lesser higher-education choice, but as the right choice for many at a time of great need.

However, new and bold actions are needed to make them more effective and aligned with current realities. 

Will countries in the region take the necessary steps to get there?  

These and other questions will be covered by a great panel of experts.

  • María Marta Ferreyra

    Senior Economist at the Office of the Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean of the World Bank.

    Vanessa Gibson

    Director, Corporate Development & Investment Climate at CINDE - Costa Rica Investment Promotion Agency

    Santiago Levy

    Nonresident Senior Fellow - Global Economy and Development, Brookings Economic and Social Policy in Latin America Initiative

    Felipe Morgado

    Executive Manager of Professional Education - Service of Industrial Learning (SENAI)

  • When?: Next September 29 at 12 pm (U.S. Eastern Time) until 1 pm.
  • How can I join the conversation?: The webcast will be available on the day of the event on this website.
  • Authors of the report: María Marta Ferreyra, Lelys Dinarte Díaz, Sergio Urzúa y Marina Bassi
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